Three Forms of Political Violence

- During the period of struggle, before the revolution has triumphed, the most popular and useless form of political violence consists in "direct action".

- 'Direct action' is typical of elitist fractions that have alienated themselves from ordinary people.

- The fractions which engage in 'direct action' do not understand the needs of the ordinary people, they despise ordinary people and the worst thing is that they attack the conventional world view of most people and in this way alienate themselves from those they should try to reach.

- The fractions which engage in 'direct action' do not understand the dynamics of the revolution. They do not get support from the people, which is why they tend to become isolated and embittered and to develop into irrational extremists.

- The philosophy of 'direct action' grows out of the fact that the fractions subconsciously understand that they will fail in the end. This is why they tend to seek compensation in romantic and useless needlepricks against what they perceive

as the system.

- 'Direct action' is the path of defeat.

- The path of the Party is the path of revolutionary violence.

- Revolutionary violence will be an organic part of the party's work in serving and protecting the people in the base areas.

- The difference between 'direct action' and revolutionary violence lies in the element of propaganda inherent in revolutionary violence.

- Revolutionary violence means that Party cadres do propaganda work progressively creating a people's army with a wide support within the people.

- Revolutionary violence results from the people wanting to protect the counter- society created in the base areas against the attacks of organized crime, small extremist fractions and the liberal capitalist system.

- In order to survive, the Party must really be the Party of the masses. In order to win, the Party must wage a mass war. The succes of the Party depends on its ability to mobilize people in a massive scale.

- The third form of political violence consists in state violence, only the ruling class may use it.

- Before taking over the state, the Party will wage war on two fronts. By using the strategy of revolutionary violence the Party will fight against the state violence wielded by the ruling class and the "direct action" of the extremist fractions.

- After the revolution has triumphed the Party will have the instruments of state violence under its own control.

- During the phase of revolutionary dictatorship the Party shall crush all its enemies using any necessary means.

- The total character of the state violence wielded by the Party will be justified by the fact that it acts with the consent and support of the vast majority of the people and of the entire working class, defending their right to a future.

- It is the moral right and the obligation of the organs of peopleÕs power to destroy all their enemies during the phase of revolutionary dictatorship. The triumph of the revolution necessitates the annihilation of those who would deprive the people of its victory.

- State violence, wielded by the organs of people's power against the enemies of the people, will have no restrictions at all.

- The strategy of the Party in its revolutionary struggle will consist in rising from the level of revolutionary violence to the level of state violence, wielded under conditions of revolutionary dictatorship.

- In order to progressively prepare itself for the role of revolutionary vanguard which it will have to play during the phase when the old state will have crumbled and the new revolutionary state will be taking form, the Party must in practice become a 'state within the state' already before the liberal capitalist system collapses. In the liberated base areas Party cadres will learn administrative functions in practice.

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